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THE KNICK
August 22, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Cinemax, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

This episode, the third in the series, ramps the show up to a higher level, as Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) confronts a former love who now seeks his professional help. Jennifer Ferrin plays a woman from his past who asks him to operate on her, for a type of particularly risky and grisly reconstructive surgery. What was state of the art in 1900 is almost too painful to contemplate and witness now – and watching the recovery period is no less dramatic and disturbing than the prospect of the operation itself, which seeks a passable surgical alternative to a nose that has been eaten away by syphilis.

 
 
 
 
 
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